Ultimate Band's Band-Free Setlist

Peripheral-free, douche-simulator Ultimate Band » 11/18/08 11:00am 11/18/08 11:00am hits store shelves next week. While I found the theory interesting, I wasn't totally sold on the concept when I got a chance to check out Disney Interactive Studio's take on Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band. On the plus side, you don't need yet another set of…

Disney's Ultimate Band Trailer

Disney Interactive present a trailer for their would-be Wii rival to Rock Band/Guitar Hero, Ultimate Band » 11/04/08 6:00pm 11/04/08 6:00pm. It's colorful, snappily edited and features a weaksauce-doused cover of The White Stripe's Fell In Love With A Girl - but how about the gameplay? Well, it's hard to say - there is certainly a bewildering array…

Ultimate Band Impressions: A Peripheral-free Rock Band?

Saying "peripheral-free" is like saying "castrated" when it comes to music games. Isn't half the fun of playing Rock Band the plastic instruments? But there must be market for people (parents) who don't want to deal with a plastic drum set and two guitars cluttering up the living room – and for these spoilsports comes… » 9/19/08 7:40pm 9/19/08 7:40pm

Ultimate Band on DS: Hannah Montana-less Good Times

I doubt many of you played Hannah Montana: Music Jam on DS and if you did, you probably wouldn't admit to it here. But if you had, you would recognize the DS version of Ultimate Band right away because it's pretty much the same game – sans Hannah Montana. Your guitar/bass fills up both screens of the DS and notes… » 9/18/08 11:00pm 9/18/08 11:00pm

Rethinking Kids' Games: Disney Interactive At E3

What determines whether or not a title is a "kids' game" or not? The simplicity of gameplay? Kid-friendly branding, like licensed TV stars or cartoons? Do you associate kids' games with low quality? » 7/17/08 8:20pm 7/17/08 8:20pm

Hands On With Ultimate Band: Disney's Peripheral-Free Band Game

Ultimate Band is Disney Interactive's answer to those people who want to have the music band game experience without the need for all of those expensive, room-filling peripherals that are required for titles like Rock Band and Guitar Hero World Tour. » 6/23/08 3:00am 6/23/08 3:00am

Ultimate Band for Wii: Music Games in a More Casual Style

Included in the flood of leaks that sprung earlier today was a flash video showing gameplay in Ultimate Band, a no-peripheral music game due out from Disney for the Wii by the end of the year. (The video did not address proposed versions for the PS2 or DS.) » 6/15/08 7:50pm 6/15/08 7:50pm